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Sep 15

From Natural Product to Pharmaceutical.


In a recent discussion (Nicolau), about the suggested move of Prof. NicoIau from Scripps, the issue of the practicality of natural product total synthesis was raised. Here is a wonderful example of just that very usefulness, a wonderful piece of science extending over many years. It concerns the journey from Halichondrin B to Eribulin (E7389) …

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Jul 18

Natural Product Man


Brandon Findlay recently blogged here about “good research and total synthesis” Well here is something I hope he will enjoy. I recently became aware that a good friend of mine, Professor Stephen Hanessian, of the University of Montreal in Canada, has been awarded the ACS 2012 Ernest Guenther Award in Natural Products Chemistry. His career …

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